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No business like ‘Show’ business

There are so many outdoor-styled shows coming up in Michigan that I can’t imagine anyone trying to attend all of them. But they’re starting soon and I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention those that are going to take place in our territory.

Greenville’s Torrey Davis, left, guards Grand Rapids Christian star Drake Harris. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Eagles to improve to 3-0 in the O-K White.

Yellow Jackets remain perfect with 74-65 win

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team faced its biggest test of the season on Friday night on the road.
Like the previous eight games, they passed the test.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister, middle, looks to shoot between Laingsburg’s Katy Schauer (14) and Madison Dingman (13) during Thursday night’s game. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Laingsburg hands CC-C its first conference loss

The top two defenses in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference in girls basketball lived up to their rankings Thursday night. In a game that saw only 19 field goals made between the two teams, the Laingsburg Wolfpack used their defense to beat Carson City-Crystal 33-25, handing the Eagles their first loss in the CMAC.

Members of the Adults with Disabilities Association enjoy participating in the bowling league the association offers. Dana Cozart, left, and Jennifer Sevela prepare to roll their bowling balls down the lane. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Adults with Disabilities Association and Bowling League marks 5 years

A group that was developed to support adults with disabilities is celebrating its five-year anniversary. Parents with disabled adult children who wanted to provide social activities for the adults to help develop social skills and promote independence developed the Adults with Disabilities Association and Bowling League.

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Changes in store for Montcalm Township Fire Department

The Montcalm Township Fire Department will have some minor changes coming its way. During the regular scheduled Montcalm Township meeting on Wednesday, the board approved new equipment and personnel changes to the fire department. The board approved a Ventis MX4 Carbon Monoxide detector that detects up to four gases.

Embattled Pierson Village Council President Karl Van Haren presided over an argumentative meeting Tuesday night. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

VIDEO: Tensions run high among Pierson village officials

Bill Fifield criticized a Pierson Village Council member on Tuesday night for previously walking out in the middle of a meeting. Minutes later, Fifield did that very thing. A two-and-a-half-hour village council meeting slowly unfolded Tuesday night, full of long pauses, passive-aggressive arguing and flat-out shouting.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 13, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

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OUR VIEW: Michigan back in the automotive limelight

The fortunes of an area and its neighborhood can turn on how you handle the big things.

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JIM STOCKTON: What took so long, your honor?

My dog was ecstatic because Mutt Romney won the Iowa “carcass.” Being both a dog and a carnivore, it is understandable that he misinterpreted the name and mispronounced the last word. The latter is correctly rendered “crocus,” the flower of victory that Romney tucked into his lapel and carried it to far away New Hampshire. As high as Mount Utah and as buoyant as the Great Salt Lake, he strode into New Confrontation humming “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” At least, that’s what I’m given to understand.

Greenville resident Brandon Jones shows a piece of ice he has chiseled from Baldwin Lake about 40 feet from the shoreline — Daily New/Cory Smith.

PHOTOS: Michigan ice fishing ‘just not safe’

After a few quick strikes to the ice on Baldwin Lake with his chisel Tuesday, avid ice fisherman Brandon Jones penetrated through the frozen surface into the water below without much effort. “That’s not safe,” Jones said staring down at the hole he had made in the thin sheet of ice. “And it’s not fair. This is January and it’s still not safe to be out here ice fishing.”